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ABC
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
overall agreement, americans will feel the impact of the fiscal cliff very quickly. the average american family will see a tax increase of more than 3400. if the senate is able to pass a deal, top house republicans aren't confident they'll have the time to get it done by midnight, which means taxes will go up, but the house will meet tomorrow, and they will be voting on a tax cut. >>> so, while there is still no deal on the cliff chef, lawmakers have reached a tentative agreement to keep milk prices from going up in 2013. the house and senate have developed a short-term farm extension bill that who last one year. it's not clear when they who bring it to a vote. if the measure isn't passed by midnight, the government would be forced to buy milk at twice the amount. just head to our home page and look under the featured stories section. >>> today was the deadline to file for maryland's homestead tax credit it. restricts the amount that your property tax can go up f you missed the deadline, you have one last chance to turn in your tax credit application, but you have to do it on wednesday. well, starting tomorrow same sex couples in our state can get married. six couples plan to g
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
the rich people and cut their heads off and it would not help the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: talk now of a smaller deal that extends bush tax rates for the middle class and extends unemployment benefits. but puts off major spending cuts and reform to entitlements like medicare. >> we're going to end up with a small, kick the can down the road bill that creates another fiscal cliff to deal with with fiscal cliff. >> reporter: lawmakers are talking about how to retroactively avoid going off the fiscal cliff on a new congress. >>> the fiscal cliff debate is impacting people here in the bay area who's lives could dramatically change as soon as tomorrow. tom vacar is live at a highway work site in oakland and has the story of one woman and her looming fear. tom-- >> reporter: the people who work here are well paid and they're onvacaon. but for other people, the fiscal cliff might as well be a financial guillotine. though ilea thomas searches, she's been out of work for two years picking up any odd jobs as much as she can. >> it's been discouraging. i come in here three times a week and maybe i'll go to a friend'
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
on the so-called fiscal cliff, think again. representatives in the house appear to be against the bill that passed by a wide margin in the senate. >> reporter: after the senate's late night fiscal cliff drama, now it's time for the house to have its say. the big question. are there enough republican votes to pass it? today house speaker john boehner huddled behind closed doors with his caucus and there was universal concern. house minority leader nancy pelosi said boehner needs to allow for a straight up or down vote to the senate bill, no changes. >> our speaker has said when the senate acts, we will have a vote in the house. that is what he said. that is what we expect. that is what the american people deserve. >> reporter: early this morning the senate passed overwhelming bipartisan support that would extend the deal that would prevent tax hikes on estates more than $5 million and extend unemployment benefits for some 2 million people. since congress missed the deadline last night, technically the country has already gone over the fiscal cliff. the bush-era tax cuts have expire
FOX
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
looks like a bad deal. >> reporter: the country is expected to go over the fiscal cliff because there is almost no way to move a deal before midnight. but once a deal was passed it could reverse spending cuts and tax hikes before they make an impact. >> depending on the advantage point, the fiscal cliff looks different to different team. and consumer editor tom vacar is here now with three views, washington, business and taxpayers. >> reporter: three indeed. it is not if we are going off the cliff, it is how hard we are going to hit. >> what we want done here is structure and certainty. >> reporter: there will soon be a deal. >> i think it is the consequences that people really didn't like to see. >> reporter: that is the view from wall street. what they are thinking here on main street. >> be on my comprehension, you know. such a important thing. not leave it for the last minute. >> i think it is apparent they don't answer their constituents anymore. there is interests and lobbyists that are controlling the decision making and we are an after thought now. >> they should do something about it. we elect these people. >> rep
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
may already be to late. five-days before the fiscal cliff and with the house out of town until sunday, the senate majority lead admitted a deal seems unlikely. >> i have to be honest. i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> reporter: and an attack he point blame on the house speaker for letting members stay home with no deal in sight. > we are here in washington working while the members of the house of representatives are out watching movies, watching the kids play soccer and basketball. he seems to care more about keeping his speaker ship than keeping the nation on firm financial footing. >> reporter: the speaker's office responded, the senator should talk less and legislate more. the house has already passed legislation to avoid the entire fiscal cliff. democrats have not. the president returned to washington today for a last minute push before leaving vacation in hawaii he had separate phone talks with congressional leaders but it's not clear that those talks helps. washington's failure to avoid the cliff threatens to undermine the recovery as americans face big tax hikes, adding to the mess the treasurey department is
FOX
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
inching closer to the so-called fiscal cliff. we spoke to congressional staffers today, why they believe politicians will allow the country to go over the cliff before making a deal. >>> officials in newtown, connecticut, plan to use the flowers, letters and other mementos sent by the public as part of the memorial. they will stay up until after new year's as residents and visitors pay their respects to the shooting victims at sandy hook elementary school. residents yesterday took turns monitoring candles that had been lit on christmas eve, one candle for each of the vils. >>> this los angeles today, gun owners could swap weapons for groceries. gun owners were asked to come with unloaded weapons in the trunks of their vehicles in exchange for a $100 gift certificate for groceries. they got a $200 gift certificate if they turned in a so-called assault weapon of the buy-back program happens in the spring but was moved up this year because of the school shooting in connecticut. >> a newspaper that covers two counties north of new york city is at the sfr of a controversy after it posted a map online showing the names and addresses of handgun permit holders. on sunday, the journal n
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
fiscal cliff. three days now until higher taxes for all. will there be a deal? as americans and their 401(k)s already taking a hit, paying a brice because of that standoff. >>> crash landing. the jet that skidded off the runway nearly smashing into a crowded highway. >>> and back in the game. the football coach whose battle off the field inspired a major turnaround on it. and tonight, he's about to return.
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
white house to work on a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff." before flying home from hawaii, the president called congressional leaders nancy pelosi, john boehner, mitch mcconnell and harry reid to reach agreements before tax hikes and spending cuts kick in january 1. >> we have been asking the president and the democrats to work with us on a bipartisan agreement for months. >> i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> reporter: the senate majority leader wants house republicans to return from their vacations to approve a democratic senate plan that extends tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year. >> that's the only option that is viable escape route. >> reporter: but republican leaders say it's up to democrats who control the senate and white house to avert the "fiscal cliff." >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> reporter: house members will return to capitol hill on sunday and could begin voting that night. they would have about 24 hours to a
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
to washington to deal with, you guessed it the "fiscal cliff." so far, nobody knows if any significant strides towards a compromise have been made. no negotiations have been scheduled. lawmakers now have less than a week to figure out a deal. the senate is due in session tomorrow. the house has no plans to convene. >>> a weak holiday shopping report to blame for today's wall street losses. all three indices down. >>> also not so great, retail sales. mastercard says americans ended up spending just 0.7% more on holiday gifts this year than last. the worst numbers since 2008, all this is a surprise since analysts were expecting up to 4% increase in sales. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman found the after-christmas sales aren't so hot either, at least at union square. >> reporter: the sales are good. people just aren't buying. i was at union square earlier. the place was empty. not like sagebrushes were going down the street. i went away for a couple of hours, the place is packed now. so the retailers got to hope these people are buying stuff because they need a post- christmas miracle. susan king wanted to buy toys for her grandchildren but couldn't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school were in her
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
time to mitigate all the effects of the "fiscal cliff." i'm grace lee, cbs 5. >>> amazingly the stock market didn't step off a cliff. in fact, the dow ended higher today. supposedly based on hope that a deal would be reached. it closed out 2012 with a 7% gain. nasdaq and s&p 500 also ended higher. >>> new details tonight in the murder of a teenaged girl in oakland over the weekend. she has been identified by oakland police as 15-year-old jubrill jordan. she was killed and a 14-year- old boy wounded near 66 and lion yesterday as they walked to a nearby bart station. witnesses say the shooter was also a teenager possibly as young as 13. >> my grand kid come to my house every, single day, kid they like to go to places, to friends' house, they take off though their little friends house and these fools out here killing each other. it's not right. >> the shooting brings oakland's homicide total to 131 for the year a 27% increase from last year. >>> remember all that christmas shopping that you did? good timing. as cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman tells us, what you bought last week will cost more starting tomorrow. >>> reporter: the city of el cerrito where city hall closes for a week at christmastime an
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